ABSTRACT

What students see and what their teacher see may often be quite different things. And the Learning School students who sit in classrooms and observe may also make judgements based on what they see and don’t see. In this chapter we give examples of a number of different classrooms where the spot check shows both wide divergence of view and sometimes quite close consonance among the three sets of judgements. This does place a question mark over classroom observation which focuses on what the teacher is doing rather than what students are learning.